I recently edited this question, taking what I assume is a universally accepted form of "cursing" out of the question and converting it to a version more commonly accepted in civilized discourse.

My questions are:

  • What is SE policy (policies) on cleaning up bad (cursing) language?
  • If there's not a universal SE policy, what is our policy or what should our policy be?
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    Thanks for that edit, and this question! I removed something similar, though not quite as bad, on another SE site, and was chastised and made fun of. Thank you for keeping your site clean for everyone! :) – Sue Saddest Farewell TGO GL Apr 6 '16 at 0:58
  • @Sue - No worries. Thank you for being here. – Pᴀᴜʟsᴛᴇʀ2 Apr 6 '16 at 1:10

In terms of formal policy, you have ("be nice") on the official behaviour page. There's also this meta question saying cursing is not allowed, punishable with a warning, or timed suspension for frequent offenders, and this one discussing it. There's also a FAQ, which links to the first meta answer...

I'd agree that we should be keeping to language that is accepted in civilised discourse - many people read SE sites at work, or amongst family, so the language should be suitable for such environments - also, expletives don't look very professional...


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